Bern demonstration expresses support for Japan
About 500 people showed solidarity in Bern on Saturday with the population of Japan, which has suffered from a massive quake, tsunami and a serious nuclear accident.
With flags and banners, they held a silent protest against nuclear power, with no speeches.
Using a megaphone, the organiser of the event, Amadeus Wittwer, called for the silence to commemorate the victims of the tragedy.
The quake in Japan has to date killed more than 7,300 people, with 11,000 others missing. A total of more than 450,000 are living in shelters.
Many present in Bern waved flags bearing the words: Nuclear energy? No thank you.
Wittwer said he did not belong to any political party or lobby group.
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